The first year the Professor and I were married, I knit Christmas stockings, for us. It was quite romantic :)
For years now with each child and family addition, I've managed to add to the tradition. One evening, the Prof. wondered aloud if I would be knitting Zoë a stocking for their homecoming this Christmas?
The first of these was knit in 1968...42 years ago. My little yarn shop in Port Credit did an amazing job in finding just the right type of scratchy vintage yarn. Zoë's stocking is all knit, only the embellishments and the sewing up to do. I know, we haven't even had Halloween, but it takes me longer these days than it did forty two years ago!
The search for the pattern, correct needles, leftover yarn etc. created a bit of a monster. We are now redesigning my studio and constructing storage cupboards. The house is in a total uproar, the Professor may not wonder aloud so much anymore! Stay tuned.